Role of Education & Youth in Preventing Urban Violence & Violent Extremism

On 21 October 2015, the INEE Working Group on Education & Fragility hosted a one-day round table event on "The Role of Education and Youth in Preventing Urban Violence and Countering Violent Extremism".

Read the Round Table final report.

PVEThe aims of the roundtable were: 

  • to share research and experience on the intersection of education, urban violence, and violent extremism; 
  • to articulate priority areas for research and programming, and discuss possible INEE engagement in the fields of education, urban violence, and violent extremism.

This event brought together members of INEE's Working Groups, as well as a number of external participants. The round table provided a platform to address ongoing research and programming related to these areas, and focussed on the role played by youth in peace-building. 

Round Table Presentations

  • Sara Zeiger (Hedayah), "Countering Violent Extremism and Education"
  • Rebecca Herrington, (Search for Common Ground), "Education and CVE: Framing What We Do and Who We Work With"
  • Jovana Carapic (Small Arms Survey) and Mieke Lopes Cardozo (University of Amsterdam), "Education, Urban Violence and Youth: exploring pathways or roadblocks for peace in the city"
  • Matt Streng (Mercy Corps), "Pivoting CVE Programing in the Face of Political Transitions in Yemen"
  • Marina Anselme (RET), "Protection of Adolescents at Risk of Recruitment by Armed Groups in South Kivu"
  • Pete Simms (Children in Crisis), "Education within Juvenile Justice in Afghanistan - A tool for countering violent extremism"
  • Juan Luis Cordova (USAID), "Guatemala Urban Youth Case Study"
  • Fritz Affoleter (UNICEF), "Participatory Video (PV) – Most Significant Change (MSC) Methodology: a Tool for Critical Self Reflection on Youth Engagement in Ivory Coast"
  • Amy West (AIR), "Championing Education’s Role in Reducing Urban Violence: Preliminary Findings From South Africa"
  • Joel Reyes (World Bank), "Direct and indirect forms of violence and education"

Round Table Case Studies

Round Table Background Document